I'm considering the purchase of a used EV (electric vehicle, with no backup internal combustion engine).
From what I understand, the battery condition of an EV, and therefore its maximum range between charges, can decrease faster or slower over time based on various factors. That obviously affects its utility value and price I'd be willing to pay. Yet I find it near impossible to get information on the battery condition of used EVs for sale.
I don't want to buy a lightly used car based on an expectation that its battery is in good condition, only to find out the next day that it has half the range of the same car new. How can I assess the actual condition of a vehicle's battery before purchasing it? Is that a service that I can ask of a mechanic? Is there a standard way of evaluating used battery condition?